Computer organization

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Computer Organization[1]

How does a CPU actually work?

Big ideas in computer organization

This lecture (quite long) is an excellent introduction to the deeper ideas presented on this page. I strongly advise you to watch this.


Computer architecture

Secondary memory

Operating systems and application systems

Binary Representation

Simple logic gates

Standards

  • OutlineGive a brief account. the architecture of the central processing unit (CPU) and the functions of the arithmetic logic unit (ALU) and the control unit (CU) and the registers within the CPU.
  • DescribeGive a detailed account or picture of a situation, event, pattern or process. primary memory.
  • ExplainGive a detailed account including reasons or causes. the use of cache memory.
  • ExplainGive a detailed account including reasons or causes. the machine instruction cycle.
  • IdentifyProvide an answer from a number of possibilities. Recognize and state briefly a distinguishing fact or feature. the need for persistent storage.
  • DescribeGive a detailed account or picture of a situation, event, pattern or process. the main functions of an operating system.
  • OutlineGive a brief account. the use of a range of application software.
  • IdentifyProvide an answer from a number of possibilities. Recognize and state briefly a distinguishing fact or feature. common features of applications.
  • DefineGive the precise meaning of a word, phrase, concept or physical quantity. the terms: bit, byte, binary, denary/decimal, hexadecimal.
  • OutlineGive a brief account. the way in which data is represented in the computer.
  • DefineGive the precise meaning of a word, phrase, concept or physical quantity. the Boolean operators: AND, OR, NOT, NAND, NOR and XOR.
  • ConstructDevelop information in a diagrammatic or logical form. truth tables using the above operators.
  • ConstructDevelop information in a diagrammatic or logical form. a logic diagram using AND, OR, NOT, NAND, NOR and XOR gates.

References

  1. http://www.flaticon.com/